What is Google STADIA?

Google finally launches the long-awaited platform of many gaming players. The service will be available in 14 territories. Google informs us that at least 31 games will be available from 21 manufacturers. The service price will be $130 for the Standard Edition kit, which will include the hardware along with 3 months of premium subscription, after which the price will be $10 per month. Even if Google will implement a free games package that can be played for a $10 subscription, STADIA is not a subscription-based service. In principle, the service is based on the idea that games should be bought, but not rented. The games that are already confirmed what can be played on this platform are:
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Doom Eternal
  • Doom
  • Rage 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Destiny 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • KINE
  • Get Packed
  • GRID
  • Windjammers 2
  • Metro Exodus
  • Thumper
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Orcs Must Die 3*
  • Football Manager
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Superhot
  • NBA 2K
  • Borderlands 3
  • GYLT*
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Just Dance
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • The Division 2
  • Trials Rising
  • The Crew 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion

What is Google STADIA actually?

The STADIA is actually a cloud gaming service. The game you play runs on Google servers. It’s like a video on youtube and the difference being that everything is interactive. The way the game can be played is a gamepad or mouse with keyboard. Google is trying to bring as many games on their platform. Their purpose is also to create their own games. Given that it is at the beginning, it seems to have a very good start. But we will find out if it is really good with user feedback.